The Queen Mother in Royal Festival Hall - the 1950's

from Southbank Centre Archive:

I taught Music in Crayford, Kent and took a party of schoolchildren to the Saturday Morning Concerts at the Festival Hall. They were the Robert Mayer ones. Once the Queen Mother attended and as we all stood up to see her wave goodbye one of the senior girls said to me 'Miss she hasn't put her chair back' to which I replied 'When you become Queen Mum someone else does that for you!' Also David Attenboro [sic] did a presentation once of 'Peter and the Wolf'. Saw the Oberkirchen Children's Choir once too and tucking into their tea nearby!

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 25 May, 2024 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall


Listening to

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Robert Mayer Saturday Morning Concerts
Peter and the wolf
written by Sergei Prokofiev
performed by David Attenborough

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1950's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Liz Ford on Tue, 10 Nov 2015 16:43:18 +0000
Approved on Thu, 21 Jan 2016 15:46:04 +0000